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Re: Wind Power
« Reply #225 on: November 30, 2017, 01:11:32 pm »


First Power Generated At 400 Megawatt Rampion Offshore Wind Farm In England 

November 30th, 2017 by Joshua S Hill

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Located 13 kilometers off the Sussex coast of England, when completed and fully operational next year the 400 MW project will generate electricity enough to supply the equivalent of 347,000 homes each year. The Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is jointly owned by E.ON, the Green Investment Group (formerly the UK’s Green Investment Bank), and Canadian multinational Enbridge, which announced its investment in the project in November of 2015.


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https://cleantechnica.com...fshore-wind-farm-england/

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Re: Wind Power
« Reply #226 on: December 11, 2017, 11:57:59 pm »


dpa / Foundation Offshore Wind Energy / Fraunhofer IWES

Offshore wind farms deliver power on 363 days a year

Offshore wind farms produce electricity more reliably than previously thought, a study by research institute Fraunhofer IWES has shown. Wind turbines in the German North- and Baltic Sea produce power on 363 days a year, while older data from 2013 had seen generation on 340 days. Germany has a capacity of five gigawatts of offshore wind power installed. Industry organisation Foundation Offshore Wind Energy says that the new figures show how offshore wind power can provide electricity in a more constant and predictable way, compared to onshore wind and solar power.

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https://www.cleanenergywire.org/news/vw-diesel-surprise-offshore-power-year-round/offshore-wind-farms-deliver-power-363-days-year
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Re: Wind Power
« Reply #227 on: December 14, 2017, 02:03:19 pm »
November Another Strong Month For Scottish Renewables

December 14th, 2017 by Joshua S Hill

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“Over the course of the month Scotland’s windfarms generated the equivalent of 77% of our total electricity demand.  If we are to build on this success the UK Government must set out a route to market that encourages continued investment in onshore wind.

“Successive Scottish governments have set out a vision for renewables that has enabled the sector to flourish, drive down costs, create jobs and cut greenhouse gas emissions.  The forthcoming energy strategy needs to build on this strong foundation and set out the ambitious vision and steps we need to take to heat our homes and make the transition to electric vehicles.”

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Re: Wind Power
« Reply #228 on: December 15, 2017, 04:34:29 pm »

Asian Hercules III Floating Crane   

Asian Hercules III Floating Crane Arrives To Construct European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre

December 15th, 2017 by Joshua S Hill

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One of the world’s largest floating cranes, the Asian Hercules III, has arrived in Scotland to participate in the construction of Swedish power company Vattenfall’s pioneering European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre.

Today is my last working day of the year, and to celebrate I get to tell you all about the massive Asian Hercules III floating crane which arrived in Peterhead Port, Aberdeen, Scotland, on Thursday to participate in Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC).

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The Asian Hercules III has a lifting capacity of 5,000 tonnes :o and a hook height of at least 120 meters. The crane will be used to transport the wind turbine jacket structures from Peterhead Port to the eventual location of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in Aberdeen Bay.



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